Records of Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France and Co, solicitors, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

This collection comprises two volumes of printed proceedings, recording cases and actions involving James Beaumont Neilson. One volume records the proceedings in the case of J B Neilson and others v. J Harford and others, 1835-1841, and includes a copy of a published paper by Thomas Clark, MD, Professor of Chemistry in Marischall College, Aberdeen, Scotland, entitled "On the Application of the Hot Blast in the Manufacture of Cast-Iron". The second volume records the proceedings in the action of J B Neilson and others v. The Househill Coal & Iron Co , 1842.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France & Co, solicitors, were established in Glasgow, Scotland, by 1835  , at which time they numbered amongst their clients, James Beaumont Neilson ( 1782-1865  ), the inventor of the hot-blast process.


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Bannatyne Kirkwood, France & Co, Glasgow

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom.

Manual file level list available at the National Register of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)1652)

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alison Jasper , Archives Assistant, 8 May 1998

Updated by Jenny Cooknell , Assistant Archivist, 3 November 1999

Updated by Lesley Richmond , Acting Director, 3 March 2000

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Appraisal Information

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Custodial History



None expected

Related Material

GB 248 UGD 010 Records of Neilson, Reid & Co

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Material in other repositories:

GB 243 T-BK Records of Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France & Co, solicitors, 19th-20th century (Glasgow City Archives)


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